Zebadiah

Zebadiah [N] [H] [S]

gift of Jehovah.

  • A son of Asahel, Joab's brother ( 1 Chronicles 27:7 ).

  • A Levite who took part as one of the teachers in the system of national education instituted by Jehoshaphat ( 2 Chronicles 17:7 2 Chronicles 17:8 ).

  • The son of Ishmael, "the ruler of the house of Judah in all the king's matters" ( 2 Chronicles 19:8-11 ).

  • A son of Beriah ( 1 Chronicles 8:15 ).

  • A Korhite porter of the Lord's house ( 1 Chronicles 26:2 ). Three or four others of this name are also mentioned.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Zebadiah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Zebadiah [N] [E] [S]

    portion of the Lord; the Lord is my portion
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Zebadiah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Zebadiah. [N] [E] [H]

    1. A Benjamite of the sons of Beriah. ( 1 Chronicles 8:15 )
    2. A Benjamite of the sons of Elpaal. ( 1 Chronicles 8:17 )
    3. One of the sons of Jeroham of Gedor. ( 1 Chronicles 12:7 )
    4. Son of Asahel, the brother of Joab. ( 1 Chronicles 27:7 )
    5. Son of Michael, of the sons of Shephatiah. ( Ezra 8:8 )
    6. A priest Of the sons of Immer, who had married a foreign wife after the return from Babylon. ( Ezra 10:20 )
    7. Third son of Meshelemiah the Korhite. ( 1 Chronicles 26:3 )
    8. A Levite in the reign of Jehoshaphat. ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 )
    9. The son of Ishmael and prince of the house of Judah in the reign of Jehoshaphat. ( 2 Chronicles 19:11 )

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Zebadiah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    ZEBADIAH

    zeb-a-di'-a

    (1) zebhadhyaha,

    (2) zebhadhyah, "Yah has bestowed";

    the form (1) is the Hebrew name in (1), (a), (b), (2), below; the form (2) in the rest. Some manuscripts have Zechariah in (1), (a), (b), (3)).

    Compare ZABDI; ZABDIEL:

    (1) Levites:

    (a) a Korahite doorkeeper of David's reign (1 Chronicles 26:2);

    (b) one of the Levites sent by King Jehoshaphat to teach the Torah in Judah (2 Chronicles 17:8).

    (2) Son of Ishmael (2 Chronicles 19:11); "ruler of the house of Judah in all the king's (Jehoshaphat's) matters," i.e. judge in civil cases, the "controversies" of 2 Chronicles 19:8.

    (3) Benjamites, perhaps descended from Ehud (see Curtis, Chron., 158):

    (a) In 1 Chronicles 8:15;

    (b) in 8:17, where the name may be a dittography from 8:15.

    (4) A Benjamite recruit of David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:7 (Hebrew verse 8)).

    (5) One of David's army officers, son and successor of Asahel (1 Chronicles 27:7).

    (6) One of those who returned from Babylon to Jerusalem with Ezra (Ezra 8:8) = "Zaraias" of 1 Esdras 8:34.

    (7) One of those who had married foreign wives (Ezra 10:20) = "Zabdeus" of 1 Esdras 9:21.

    David Francis Roberts


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ZEBADIAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.